Nooksack Middle Fork LWD Placement
#09-NSEA-RCO1670 #09-NSEA-RCO1670
Organization WRIA 1 Salmon Recovery Board (LE)
Status Completed
Schedule Start Date: 12/10/2009 End Date: 12/30/2011
Priority 1
Category Category: Restoration Projects
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DESCRIPTION
The objective of the Nooksack Middle Fork LWD project was to augment existing LWD accumulations by adding several large key pieces securing them with pilings. The goal was to increase the longevity and ability of these LWD accumulations to form channel Islands, sort and store sediments, create pools and provide cover along a one mile reach of the Middle Fork, which currently attracts significant numbers of early Chinook spawners. 25 existing LWD accumulations were augmented. All structures are intact after 2010 winter high flows. Many are accumulating additional LWD, have formed pools and are providing cover. Other structures have increased deposition which is quickly being colonized by Black cottonwood seedlings. The presence of early chinook at the project site was documented in fall 2010.
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GOAL
Total Miles of Instream Habitat Treated Measure: Total Miles Of Instream Habitat Treated
Goal: 1 Miles  Actual: 1 Miles
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Miles Stream Treated for Channel Structure Placement
Goal: 0   Actual: 0 
GOAL
Miles stream treated for channel structure placement
Goal: 0 miles  Actual: 1 miles
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Acres Streambed Treated
Goal: 0   Actual: 0 
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Pools Created through Channel Structure Placement
Goal: 0   Actual: 0 
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Number Structures Placed in Channel Measure: Number of structures placed in channel
Goal: 0 Number  Actual: 25 Number
FUNDING
Project Cost
$189,880
Proposed Funds $0
Allocated Funds $189,880
Expended Funds $189,880
Balance $0
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LOCATION
Congressional Districts:1
US WA WRIA:1 Nooksack
Legislative Districts:42
Puget Sound Process Units:Delta NKS
USGS Level 6 Hydro Regions:Lower Middle Fork Nooksack River
Steelhead PCH:Medium
USGS Level 5 Hydro Regions:Middle Fork Nooksack River
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead Status:Not Warranted
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead DPS/ESU:Odd Year Pink Salmon - Not Warranted
Bulltrout Management Unit:Puget Sound
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead DPS/ESU:Puget Sound Steelhead - Threatened
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead DPS/ESU:Puget Sound\Strait of Georgia Coho Salmo
PSP Action Areas:San Juan Islands
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead Status:Species of Concern
US WA Township:T38-0N R5-0E S11
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead Status:Threatened
US WA Counties:Whatcom
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ACTIVITY-INSTREAM HABITAT PROJECT PCSRF
Number of structures placed in channel 25 Number 10/30/2010
Total Miles Of Instream Habitat Treated 01.2 Miles
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